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50g bag
Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan / May 2022
fresh vegetal aroma / buttered green beans / bean sprout
Saemidori cultivar / steamed slightly longer than regular steaming but not as as much as fukamushi (deep steam)

Tamaryokucha (or guricha) leaves are not rolled into straight needles as you would see with finished senchas, but rather left slightly curled by skipping the last rolling step. The Tomizawa Tea Garden has over 85 years of tea farming history in the Kumamoto Prefecture, and they have produced many award-winning teas during that time. The family grows tea with a lot of sunlight and Kumamoto's natural groundwater, famous for its clean and beautiful taste. This kabuse (shaded) sencha is an outstanding example of their expertise and skill!

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